[ droo-id ]
/ ˈdru ɪd /
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noun (often lowercase)
a member of a pre-Christian religious order among the ancient Celts of Gaul, Britain, and Ireland.
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Origin of Druid
1555–65; <Latin druidae (plural) <Gaulish; replacing druide<French; compare Old Irish druí (nominative), druid (dative, accusative) wizard
OTHER WORDS FROM Druid
dru·id·ic, dru·id·i·cal, adjectivenon-Druid, nounnon·dru·id·ic, adjectivenon·dru·id·i·cal, adjective
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How to use Druid in a sentence
It is claimed for St. Patrick that he caused to be destroyed 180—some say 300—volumes relating to the Druidic system.
According to Csar the Druidic philosophy was transmitted orally for the purpose of strengthening the memory.
According to Druidic dogma the souls of the dead were guardians of the living, a belief shared with the Ancient Indians, etc.
Their earthen works and huts, built in Druidic circles, are exact counterparts of those along the paths of their migrations.America Discovered by the Welsh in 1170 A.D.|Benjamin Franklin Bowen
Some important buildings were surrounded with large upright stones, similar to the famous "Druidic" temple at Stonehenge.The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West|Robert E. Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for Druid
/ (ˈdruːɪd) /
noun (sometimes capital)
a member of an ancient order of priests in Gaul, Britain, and Ireland in the pre-Christian era
a member of any of several modern movements attempting to revive druidism
Derived forms of druiddruidess (ˈdruːɪdɪs), fem ndruidic or druidical, adjectivedruidry, noun
Word Origin for druid
C16: from Latin druides, of Gaulish origin; compare Old Irish druid wizards
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